If you were born on Friday 13th January, 1989 then Sound of the Underground by Girls Aloud was the #1 song on your 14th birthday. The song went to number one on December 28th 2002 and stayed at the top of the charts for 4 weeks.
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Music highlights, January 2003
Monday, January 06, 2003
The annual Park Lane Group Young Artists festival of contemporary music opens with two concerts in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, London. The first concert, given by the Gallimaufry Ensemble, includes the premiere of a new wind quintet by 23-year-old Benjamin Wallfisch; the second concert features solo bass clarinettist Sarah Watts, who premieres Marc Yeats Vox for solo bass clarinet and Michael Smetanin's Ladder of Escape for bass clarinet with prerecorded ensemble of six bass and two contrabass clarinets.
Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Opening of the Philip on Film Live festival (until January 11) at the Barbican Centre, London, featuring films with music by Philip Glass performed live by the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.
Thursday, January 09, 2003
The Vienna Philharmonic belatedly announce that violist Ursula Plaichinger has become the first official female member of the orchestra, 158 years after their founding and six years after they have been forced to allow women to audition, under threat of having their state subsidies stopped. At the same time, it is disclosed that orchestra boss Clemens Hellsberg has formally banned Plaichinger from giving interviews to the press.
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Nikolaus Harnoncourt cancels a European tour after being ordered by his doctors to take a two-month rest.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 13th January
My birthday! (1989): 'Especially for You' by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 1st birthday (1990): 'Hangin' Tough' by New Kids on the Block 2nd birthday (1991): 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter' by Iron Maiden 3rd birthday (1992): 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen 4th birthday (1993): 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston 5th birthday (1994): 'Twist and Shout' by Chaka Demus & Pliers 6th birthday (1995): 'Stay Another Day' by East 17 7th birthday (1996): 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson 8th birthday (1997): '2 Become 1' by Spice Girls 9th birthday (1998): 'Perfect Day' by Various artists 10th birthday (1999): 'Heartbeat / Tragedy' by Steps 11th birthday (2000): 'I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun' by Westlife 12th birthday (2001): 'Touch Me' by Rui da Silva 13th birthday (2002): 'Gotta Get Thru This' by Daniel Bedingfield 14th birthday (2003): 'Sound of the Underground' by Girls Aloud 15th birthday (2004): 'Mad World' by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules 16th birthday (2005): 'Against All Odds' by Steve Brookstein 17th birthday (2006): 'That's My Goal' by Shayne Ward 18th birthday (2007): 'A Moment Like This' by Leona Lewis 19th birthday (2008): 'When You Believe' by Leon Jackson 20th birthday (2009): 'Hallelujah' by Alexandra Burke 21st birthday (2010): 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga 22nd birthday (2011): 'When We Collide' by Matt Cardle 23rd birthday (2012): 'Paradise' by Coldplay 24th birthday (2013): 'Impossible' by James Arthur 25th birthday (2014): 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Kesha 26th birthday (2015): 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 27th birthday (2016): 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber 28th birthday (2017): 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 29th birthday (2018): 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran 30th birthday (2019): 'Sweet but Psycho' by Ava Max 31st birthday (2020): 'Own It' by Stormzy 32nd birthday (2021): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK